What it feels like… to lose a limb as a bomb disposal expert – Metro.co.uk


As I looked down at where my left hand was supposed to be, I saw nerve endings wriggling around like little bits of spaghetti and I was bleeding heavily.

Remarkably, I didn’t feel any pain initially because I was in shock, but that would soon change. Almost 30 years later, this accident that occurred when I was doing my job as bomb disposal expert, altered the course of my life irreversibly. But it’s never held me back.

I joined the Armed Forces in 1983 as an ammunition technician. In the early years that followed, I worked across the UK, including Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, rendering explosive devices safe to protect the public and, where possible, gather forensic evidence.

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